PHILADELPHIA – Ford Motor Company is the subject of litigation from a plaintiff who believes a defective automobile she purchased is a cause of action for the supposed violation of both federal and state laws.

Kristen Rose Adkins-Baker of Duncannon filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on June 15 versus Ford Motor Company c/o CT Corporation System, of Harrisburg.

Per the litigation, on July 29, 2015, Adkins-Baker bought a brand-new 2014 Ford Focus manufactured and warranted by the defendant, and both purchased and registered in Pennsylvania. The price of the vehicle was in excess of $29,198.88, including registration charges, document fees, sales tax, finance and bank charges, but excluding other collateral charges not specified yet defined by the Lemon Law.

The parties’ bargain includes an express three-year/36,000-mile warranty and other guarantees, but the plaintiff claims ineffective repair attempts made by the defendant “substantially impaired” the vehicle and rendered it worthless. During the initial warranty period, the plaintiff reported defects and/or non-conformities to the following vehicle components: illumination of the check engine light, a no-start condition and the vehicle hesitates/shudders and fails to shift properly.

For alleged violation of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law (UTPCPL), the plaintiff is seeking damages in an amount equal to the purchase price of the subject vehicle, plus all incidental, consequential and treble damages, collateral charges, attorney’s fees and court costs, with a total judgment not in excess of $50,000.

The plaintiffs are represented by Robert A. Rapkin of Kimmel & Silverman, in Ambler.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 170601700

From the Pennsylvania Record: Reach Courts Reporter Nicholas Malfitano at

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